Cinta Aveda Institute knows affordability can be a concern; we put every beauty industry scholarship at the fingertips of our students. While students are highly encouraged to do research on other scholarship opportunities, public & private, Cinta Aveda Institute has compiled a list of scholarships that are specifically for the Cosmetology/Barbering/Esthiology education field to assist our students’ with their education costs.

Cosmetology & Barbering Scholarships

  • Beauty Schools Directory

    • $2,500
    • 4
    • Essay
    • Prospective Students
    • Quarterly

  • Beauty Changes Lives

    • Varies
    • Video or Inspiration Board or Essay
    • Prospective and Current Students
    • Quarterly
    • There are many contests with multiple sponsors.

  • Joe Francis Haircare

    • $1,200
    • Essay
    • Prospective and Current Students
    • June 1st

  • PBA Alan Dunn Scholarship

    • $500
    • Essay
    • Prospective and Current Students
    • June 30th

  • PBA Minerva Beauty Scholarship

    • $1,000
    • Essay, Attendance, and Grades
    • Current Students
    • May 31th

  • PBA Lifetime Member Scholarship

    • $1,000
    • Essay
    • Must be PBA member.

  • Alice Madden Barton

    • Varies
    • Essay
    • Prospective and Current Students

  • AACS ACE Scholarship

    • $500
    • Essay
    • Prospective and Current Students

  • Keller Cosmetology Scholarship

    • $1,000
    • Video
    • Prospective and Current Students
    • June 30th

  • Buy-Rite Beauty Annual Scholarship

    • $1,000
    • Video
    • Prospective Students

  • Rosy Rewards Scholarship

    • $500 – $1,500
    • Essay
    • Current Students
    • May 15th

  • Aurie J. Gosnell Scholarship

    • $1,250
    • Essay
    • Currently Enrolled Students in Cosmetology or Barbering.
    • May 31th

Esthiology Scholarships

  • Beauty Schools Directory

    • $2,500
    • 4
    • Essay
    • Prospective Students
    • Quarterly

  • Beauty Changes Lives

    • Varies
    • Video or Inspiration Board or Essay
    • Prospective and Current Students
    • Quarterly
    • There are many contests with multiple sponsors.

  • International Spa Association

    • $1,000
    • 8
    • Video, 3–5 min.
    • New or Current Esthiology or CIDESCO Student.
    • April 30th (Spring); October 15th (Fall)
    • Four available in each of Spring and Fall.

  • Rosy Rewards Scholarship

    • $500 – $1,500
    • Essay
    • Current Students
    • May 15th

Make-up Scholarships

  • MUD Partner School Scholarship

    • $2,500
    • 5
    • Inspiration Board with 200 word Essay or 3 min. public YouTube video
    • New or Current Cosmetology or Esthiology Student Attending a MUD Partner School.
    • April 30th (Spring); October 15th (Fall)